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Pembertons is a member of UKALA (73768), which includes
Total Loss Client Money Protection, and the Property Redress Scheme

Here are our Terms & Conditions and our Fees

FEES: as of June 2019 (inc VAT)

BEFORE THE TENANCY STARTS (PAYABLE TO THE AGENT)

- Holding Deposit: None

- Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent

DURING THE TENANCY (PAYABLE TO THE AGENT)

- Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above bank base rate

- Payment of the actual cost for the loss of keys/security devices

- Fixed term contract with no early termination except with the landlord’s agreement

- No changes to the tenancy agreement allowed without the landlord’s agreement

DURING THE TENANCY (PAYABLE TO THE PROVIDER)

- Utilities – gas, electricity, water

- Communications – telephone and broadband

- Installation of cable/satellite

- Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

- Television licence

- Council Tax

We may also charge for other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation, including contractual damages.

Most of our properties are for 12 month lets.
The key terms are:

- You will need to provide proof of identification – passport or photo ID, proof of UK residency, and 1 utility bill or bank statement with address.

- You will need to provide a variety of references and credit checks which may include bank, character, employment and present landlord.

- Employed applicants will need a proven gross income of 30 x their share of the monthly rent and be in permanent employment and able to show 3 recent payslips or last tax return

- Self-employed applicants will need to show two years of accounts and a qualified accountant’s reference and/or last 2 tax returns

– If you are unable to provide these references you will need a guarantor.

- The guarantor needs to be a UK resident and UK property owner with a good credit history and proven income of 36 x the monthly rent guaranteed.

To take a property all referencing will need to be satisfactorily completed, the Tenancy Agreement signed, and the first month’s Rent will need to paid, within 5 working days

NB Full details of all these requirements are available at our office.

Agency Tenant Fee: £0
(includes referencing, contracts, arranging inventory, check-in/out, deposit registration, and administration, viewings etc,)
Administration includes contribution to : capital costs, interest costs, bank charges, office rent, business rates, energy, water, office computers and equipment, furniture, cleaning, salaries, Employers NI contributions, Employees pensions, corporation tax, income tax, dividend tax, commercial waste costs, depreciation, insurance, cars, parking, stationery, employees leave, sickness, part-timers, maintenance, accountants, fees to UKALA, fees to the NLA, fees to The Property Redress Scheme, fees to Rightmove, less fees to On the Market, fees to mydeposits, fees to Equifax, fees to FCC Paragon, fees to TenRef, fees to the Information Commissioners Office, fees to HMRC for Anti Money Laundering Regulations, Professional Indemnity insurance, advertising, loo rolls, charities and any other remaining profit

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016

TENANTS & GUARANTORS

This notice explains what information we collect, when we collect it and how we use this. During the course of our activities, we will process personal data (which may be held on paper, electronically, or otherwise) about you and we recognise the need to treat it in an appropriate and lawful manner. The purpose of this notice is to make you aware of how we will handle your information.

Who are we?
PEMBERTONS (BRIGHTON) LTD (“we”or“us”) take the issue of security and data protection very seriously and strictly adhere to guidelines published in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which is applicable from the 25th May 2018, together with any domestic laws subsequently enacted.

We are notified as a Data Controller with the Office of the Information Commissioner under registration number Z1616353 and we are the data controller of any personal data that you provide to us.

Our Data Protection Officer is Karina Pemberton, Director, Pembertons (Brighton) Ltd.

Any questions relating to this notice and our privacy practices should be sent to her at info@pembertons.co.uk.

How we collect information from you and what information we collect
We collect information about you:
● From your application for a tenancy
● From your use of the Reference Companies Forms downloaded and completed from their websites (including but not limited to creating tenancy agreements, guarantor agreements, or notice).

We collect the following information about you:
● Tenant name, e-mail address, telephone number, Date of Birth, address (including any previous addresses), marital status, National Insurance Number, nationality, next of kin, name of university or college where you are studying (if applicable), the name of friends that you are staying with (if applicable);
● Guarantor name, e-mail address, telephone number, Date of Birth, address (including any previous addresses), marital status, National Insurance Number, nationality, next of kin (if applicable);
● Property address; term, rent, deposit, utility and service responsibilities;
● The employment status of tenants and/or guarantors, address, contact details (including email, phone and fax numbers) of the employer/accountant, payroll numbers, length of employment, salary information (including any regular overtime or commission), and any other income received;
● Bank account details of the tenant, including account number and sort code, and any hire purchase/loan agreements/credit cards or store cards that you have; and
● Any welfare benefits that you may be eligible for, or are currently on.

Why we need this information about you and how it will be used
We need your information and will use your information:

● to undertake and perform our obligations and duties to you in accordance with the terms of our contract with you;
● to enable us to supply you with the services and information which you have requested;
● to help you to manage your tenancy;
● to carry out due diligence on any prospective tenant, including whether there is any money judgements against them, or any history of bankruptcy or insolvency;
● to analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop our business and the services we offer;
● to contact you in order to send you details of any changes to our policies which may affect you; and
● for all other purposes consistent with the proper performance of our operations and business.

Sharing of Your Information
The information you provide to us will be treated by us as confidential and will be processed only by any third party, acting on our behalf, within the UK. We may disclose your information to other third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this notice or for purposes approved by you, including the following:

● If we enter into a joint venture with or merge with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners;
● To carry out due diligence on you as a prospective tenant/ guarantor, including but not limited to the carrying out of affordability checks, due diligence checks and the obtaining of references from relevant parties, whose data you have provided;
● If you request so, your information shall be disclosed in order to determine if there are any money judgements against you, as the prospective tenant/guarantor, or to determine if they have a history of bankruptcy or insolvency;
● If you are unable to make payments under your tenancy, your information may be disclosed to any relevant party assisting in the recovery of this debt or the tracing of you as a tenant; and
● In the creation, renewal or termination of the tenancy, your information will be disclosed to the relevant local authority, tenancy deposit scheme administrator, service/utility provider, freeholder, factor, facilities manager or any other relevant person or organisation in connection with this.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Transfers outside the UK and Europe
Your information will only be stored within the UK

Security
When you give us information we take steps to make sure that your personal information is kept secure and safe.

How long we will keep your information
We review our data retention periods regularly and will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as required by law (we may be legally required to hold some types of information), or as set out in any relevant contract we have with you.

Your Rights
You have the right at any time to:

● ask for a copy of the information about you held by us in our records;
● require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information;
● make a request to us to delete what personal data of yours we hold; and
● object to receiving any marketing communications from us.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights above please contact us at info@pembertons.co.uk


Should you wish to complain about the use of your information, we would ask that you contact us to resolve this matter in the first instance. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office in relation to our use of your information. The Information Commissioner’s contact details are noted below:

England:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Scotland:
The Information Commissioner’s Office – Scotland
45 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7HL
Telephone: 0131 244 9001
Email: Scotland@ico.org.uk

Wales:
Information Commissioner’s Office
2nd floor, Churchill House
Churchill way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH
Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Email: wales@ico.org.uk

Northern Ireland:
Information Commissioner’s Office
3rd Floor, 14 Cromac Place
Belfast, BT7 2JB
Telephone: 028 9027 8757
Email:ni@ico.org.uk

The accuracy of your information is important to us – please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your email address and other contact details.